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CSPAN
Nov 21, 2009 6:00am EST
night are going to vote on a bill which to me the people of america don't like. and you know who doesn't like it the most? seniors. you know why? they're concerned. they know medicare is being -- is going broke, and by the year 017, there will be $500 billion of cuts in medicare. and yet, the money that's being cut from medicare isn't being used to save medicare. it's to start a whole new program that's going to cause americans who have insurance to pay more. it's going to cause people that don't have any insurance to make it harder to get, or if they go to an emergency room, have to pay more, that bill is going to be higher. all because of what i believe is an irresponsible piece of legislation that is going to be a huge weight on our american economy at a time when you have 10.2% unemployment. but i see the senator from nevada has -- he has a similar copy of the bills next to him and he may want to chime in on what he is seeing in his home state and what he is hearing from people who live in nevada and the small businesses as well as the hospitals and providers. mr. ensign: if
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2009 10:00am EST
>>> barack obama making the first presidential trip to asia. he says america needs to improve alliances there. you'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >>> he had a heart attack after a marathon and technically died. well now, he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> set an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. >>> hey, there. thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and views," this is virginia cha. president obama is now in singapore. he will meet with leaders of apec. before leaving japan, he said the u.s. needs to work closer with japan. he also said there are other tough things to deal with. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world, and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asia pa
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 2:00am EST
another. >> [inaudible] what do i want? i want to be president. i want to make america better! i want to make america better! i want peace in the world! i want to make america better! i want to make america better! [applause] [applause] >> can i ask all of the members of the congressional black caucus to come forward in a special tribute to reverend jackson? with the like to make this presentation before he speaks. -- we would like to make this presentation before he speaks. reverend jackson, so many of us here in congress are part of that and still are part of a coalition. he paved the way for some many of us to be where we are and who we are as members of congress. we just say thank you today. " we encourage you to fight the good fight and keep hope alive. you certainly have kept us inspired by your life's work. on behalf of the congressional black caucus, we would like to present to you a small token of appreciation from the 42 members of the congressional black caucus. we like to thank you for persevering so many years. 25 years. thank you and god bless you. >> that my exit but --
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 10:30am EST
house hearing on the government's role in the bank of america merger in 2008. >> in 19889, judy shelton wrote about the soviet crash and the monetary system. now she's talking about the u.s. economy. >> this is unprecedented spending, unending deficits and what i consider an unconscionable aaccumulation of debt. >> judy shelton tonight on c-span. >> attorney general eric holder answered questions on wednesday before the senate judiciary committee on his recent decision to hold the trial of 9/11 trit khalid sheikh mohammed in new york city. vermont senator patrick leahy chaired the hearing. this is four hours. >>> go morning, everyone. i would note for senators this is the first hearing to be held in this room now that we -- it's been rebuilt and reconstituted. those of you who have been here a long time know this thing was sort of like the dark hole. it was probably the worst place to have to ever have a hearing because it was so dark and awful and now it -- and i commend -- i commend the architect of the capitol and the sergeant of arms, everybody else who put this together and
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 10:30am EST
, but imagine transporting a microcosm of america, hundreds of people to a single place. we had to pay them, provide them with hotels, had to get an official airline, american airlines became the official airline so we could get cheap tickets. imagine all the things i don't need if we do this online. technology makes a big difference. so -- >> i am not ready for this. well, there are two basic questions consulting the public. who are selected, and what are their opinion? if you look at this chart, i want to focus on the first category. self-selection with raw or a of public opinion. my colleague, norman brad byrne, came up with a term. slops. sell selected opinion polls. they first became apparent in radio, where there would be viewer call ins. but now there are common on the internet. look at cnn or any web site and people vote in all the time. slops told us ron paul was a leading presidential candidate of either party, even though he barely registered a net any polls, and the same for alan keyes in an earlier cycle. you may remember when country decided to have a public consultation
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 2:00pm EST
access and other telecom issues at 6:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span. on "america and the courts," recent changes on the supreme court. the retirement of justice souter and the addition of some -- of justice sonia sotomayor. that is at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> "american icons," three nights of c-span original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of american government continues tonight at 8:00 p.m.. the capital, the history, art, and architecture of one of america's most symbolic structures. "american icons," tonight at 8:00 p.m. on c-span. get your own copy of "american icons." it is $24.95 plus shipping and handling. order online at c- span.org/store. >> on this vote, the yays are 60. nays are 39. 3/5 have voted in the affirmative. the motion is agreed to. >> with that vote, the senate moved its health care bill to the floor. starting monday and through december, follow the entire debate and how the bill would affect access to medical care. the public option, taxes, abortion, and medicare, live on c-span2, the only network that brings you the senate, g
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2009 6:00am EST
amount for you to pay. >>> boy now i hope everybody in america who has a toyota or a lexus made between 2004 and 2010 has checked to see if your vehicle is one of the ones affected by one of the oddest recalls of all time. four million vehicles approximately recalled because the driver floormat could cause you to be in an accident and possibly even cause a fatal wreck? it's weird, isn't it? the remedy, so simple, you pull out the floormat on the driver's side and you let your carpet get dirty. but most recalls aren't so simple. the shocker is that most of the time, even when there's a recall involving serious safety stuff, people don't respond, don't take their cars or trucks to the dealer. i want to you take care of it, especially if it's steering, braking, something like that. there's a website you can learn what's going on with your car, autosafety.org. check it out. >>> next on "clark howard" -- >> is it a credit card that you already had? or is it a brand-new one out of the blue that you heard from that somebody was pretending to be you? >> it's about ten of them so far. >>
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2009 6:00am EST
deployed where in america? >> maybe stationed in fort bragg in about the next six months after i get done here at benning. >> what questions do you have about buying a house? >> should we wait maybe a year, rent for a while and put a decent-sized savings away that we can put a down payment on the home? >> there is no right answer to that. if you buy a home pretty quickly under a va loan, the advantage to that side of it is that the housing market won't have recovered by six months from now. let's say you waited 18 months, 24 months to have substantial downpayment. there may have started to be a meaningful recovery to the housing market. even though i love people to pay substantial down payment, in your circumstance, when you get to bragg, i would like at buying a home there before the market recovers. but especially if you find one that's a real deal. >>> next on "clark howard" -- >> nobody knows how to get a bargain at sam's club, are you serious? >> i mean you can actually ask for a bargain? >> no, there's something you look for. >>> around the country, people want know how you can be o
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2009 2:00pm EST
buying individual stocks are over. when you can have the biggest companies in america and the world go broke, whether looking at general motors or aig or lehman brothers or bear stearns or freddie and fannie. when the biggest and the best in the industry can go broke, that shows the days of buying individual stocks are gone. you need instead to buy baskets of stocks. that's what a fund is. don't buy retail mutual funds. buy exchange traded funds. as you pointed out, gerri, they are dirt cheap. you can buy them for practically nothing. and it's the way to go. >> okay, rick, one word answer. is the stock market going to end the year higher or lower? >> yes. >> higher? >> we're very optimistic that the stock market is going to continue to do well. >> okay. rick, thank you. appreciate your help today. >> any time, gerri. >>> now, investing isn't the only way to grow your money. if you're looking for extra cash, there's things you can do right now to pump up your income. don donna, great to see you again. >> great to see you, gerri. >> you had really interesting ideas here. one of course
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 1:00pm EST
would be successful in america, producing violent crime by as much as 50% with life sentences for career criminals. for example, under the armed career criminal bill, and we passed the second chance act, the biden specter bill, the president signed it last year. it seems to me that we need more funding on detoxification, job traini training, re-entry. no surprise when a functional illiterate leaves prison without a trade or skill, they go back to a life of crime. i would like you to take a look at that. i would also like you to take a look at the issue on attacks on prison guards. there's been a rash of them because of the very substantial overcrowding. i wrote to the director of the federal bureau of prisons who i know is doing an excellent job with some suggestions about giving the guards some protective measures. some suggestions have been made about pepper spray, some suggestions have been made about break-away batons, stab-proof vests. i would appreciate it fld take a look at those items and others which could provide safeguards for prison guards. >> i would do so. i've actua
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 1:00pm EST
capitol building. she was the father of the contract with america and the flat tax. she remained -- he approaches any subjects as internet, a government in general with one statement -- freedom of works. please welcome, dick armey. [applause] >> let me introduce somebody that every time i hear the name, dick armey's ideological soul mate. arianna huffington -- [laughter] is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 12 books. she is co-host of "left, right and center," in may, 2005, she launched a news again blog site that has quickly become not only one of the most widely read and the most influential in the media and in political circles. in 2006, time magazine put her on the list of the time 100, their list of the world's most influential leaders. in 2009, she was named one of the most influential women and media by forbes. cordially from greece, huffington moved to england and graduated from cambridge with a master's in economics. she is known for her bold and fearlessness and believes in saying what needs to be said in doing what needs to be done, to leave and succeed. she is
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 2:00am EST
maintains one of the unique advantages that america has which is the fact that we are able to develop capital and credit in a way that allows people who want to go out and take risks and create jobs to get that capital and credit. that's something that no other nation has yet been able to replicate at the levels that we have been able to do it as a nation. and we have to be careful that responding to a dries sis which had a lot of underlying causes, that we don't fundamentally harm that unique advantage that america has. and so i guess that's how i come at this. so let's look at the causes that cause this crisis. we were all there on the front line when it collapsed on us. primarily it was real estate. it was a real estate bubble. now, i've been through three of these in my professional experien experience, once as a bank attorney for a small bank in new hampshire, once as governor of new hampshire when five of my seven largest banks failed and this time. in p every instance a real estate bubble is a function of the fact that there's a disconnect between underwriting and respo
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
suggested the strategic defense initiative was key in convincing america's adversary the cost of continued confrontation were too high. i'm curious if you could suggest that specifically. how important you think america's demonstrated or (otential technology was in bringing the cold war to attend. question.e talk about bill's it is, i mean there obviously was a nato designed to deter the soviet union but my point is there's nothing to deter. they're whole idea of advances it had nothing to do with military aggression. any more than the united states. basically the idea was for the soviet union to work with subversion or class warfare or things like that. consequently there was no threat for them coming to whole the gap. if the united states was not there they still wouldn't see that as a way of advancing rev lol revolution. reorganizing itself to come back. it was just not in their mind-set. it was just not there. i don't know what country, costa rica has probably done okay i haven't check with the foreign policy later. maybe western europe has done well with not exaggerating tri
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 6:00am EST
is that america is going to go on continuing to be the preeminent worldç power. perhaps challenged but we are going to keep on doing pretty much the way we have done it. do you suppose that barack ob ç obama, in these five sessions that he has hadi] in the last f weeks over the future policy in afghanistan, has brought in anybody who asks the question, what is it going to cost? and is this accountant willing to pay thoseç costs to maintai this kind of international policy into the foreseeable futu future? >> one more question.ç >> i'm a graduate student of the politics department. my question is similar to the last two and gets back to the theme of the lastç panel whichs strategic lessons learned. i was intrigued by professor zelikow's comments that after 9/11 the lesson learned was decisive actionç was decisivel rewarded and the threat emerges deal with it now and chop off its head now, take care of it before it gets any worse. and while you didn't explicitly say what the lesson was of çç, my sense of your commentary on it was that it was almost an inopposite lesson.
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 10:00am EST
info. american icons, three branches of programs continue, tonight the capitol on one of america's most symbolic instructors. tonight on c-span, and get your own copy of american icons, it's 24.95 plus shipping and handling, order online. >> freelance journalist, david axe was involved with troops in afghanistan. we talk to him after his second trip to afghanistan. >> on this second trip what did you expect to see and how long had it been since you were in afghanistan? >> on my first trip, i was in the south and on this trip i wanted to go book to :-back to the south to detect progress. in 2007 i was in kabol and i headed south to see the warefforts. >> how do you make those transportations? >> you can travel to kab ul and it's just a typical commercial flight. >> how concerned are you, october was a deadly month, how concerned are you on your personal safety and what measures do you take? >> when you are embedded with u.s. forces you are required to wear the protective gear, the helmet and plates with armor. >> do they provide ai&you with that gear? >> no, you get it online or new
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2009 10:00am EST
, and america's role in remaking our global financial architecture. it has been almost a decade since the treasury secretary has lost the address this committee. back then, it was to discuss the imf and the asian financial crisis. crisis. while those events unfolded far from our shores in many ways, america has been ground zero or financial crisis today that nearly resulted in global economic collapse. we're not out of the woods yet, but it's not too soon to start rebuilding and rethinking our international financial institutions. the global economy is changed dramatically, weekly amah and profoundly. twenty years ago, worldwide capital flows were less than 20% of what they are today. ten years ago much of asia was an economic disarray. today the old order has been shaken up by new realities emerging powers, and entirely new financial entities. increasingly, the economic policies of any single nation, it no matter how powerful, are inadequate to meet the demands of the world with both risk and capital move globally. alongside our financial challenge, we're pursuing new development pri
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2009 2:00pm EST
care hub at c-span.org. >> this week on america and the courts, a preview of upcoming supreme court case, including one on gun rights, and an appeal by former enron executive jeffrey skillet. panelists incollude three well-known people. america and the courts, today on c-span. >> book tv, sunday. three new books by and about sarah palin, including a book signing with the former vice presidential indicate and alaskan governor. a become on the persecution of sarah plip, and scott conroy on sarah from alaska. steven follows the transfer of power. and the u.s. financial crisis on after words. the former managing director of goldman sachs on it takes a pillagoe. find the entire schedule on line at book tv.org, including our four-day, holiday tv weekend, starting thanksgiving morning. >> president obama hosts his statistic state dinner next week for the prime minister of india. the indian ambassador to the u.s. spoke wednesday at the peterman institution for economics. this is about an hour. >> as i am sure all of you know, dr. sync -- sink is not only one of the great economic reformers
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2009 1:00pm EST
the shah brought himself closer to the united states, and once he entered america, we felt threatened. we. insulted. our revolution, our people. and so there was a rebellion and a measure was needed to be taken that was effective that could impact the world public opinion. we needed to do something that could simply effect the world public opinion. >> so let me ask you, john him bett limb -- john limbert, you heard the person who held you captive, his perspective, what were you thinking that day? >> that day wherever they thought they were doing, whether it was the 1970s-style student sit-in, the results of it were very different. they brought misery to the iranian people. >> but to yourself, to you and the hostages that day? >> to us, what happened to us was difficult, it was frightening, it was uncomfortable. but it lasted 14 months and was over. but what -- >> did you think it would last that long? >> of course not. we thought -- >> what did they say to you? >> we thought this was a 1970s-style student sit-in. >> as they say. >> as they have in retrospect presented it. >
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2009 1:00pm EST
me $35 for an expense that was $5.65. it's really -- it's crazy. >> reporter: bank of america charged abrams a total of $105 in overdraft protection fees cover three charges to his checking account totaling less than 15 bucks. abrams would rather his transactions be declined than pay the tab. he didn't know it existed. >> what's the $8.40 for? >> stamps postage. >> add it up it's $105. >> reporter: according to a survey of fees conducted, most consumer fees are on the rise. >> fees have gone up year in year out over the past decade. some fees go up at a faster pace than others. atm surcharges in particular increase at a rate far faster than the cost of inflation. >> use an atm at your own bank no problem, no fees step outside that network, you pay fees big time average of $2.22, an increase of 12.6% over last year. guess what? it gets worse. your bank charges you fees, too, for a total fee of $3.54 for accessing your own money. if you have an interest bearing account and fail to keep your high minimum balance, the fee jumped 5% to $12.25. overdraft fees were up last year, too.
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 2:00am EST
with real names all across america participating and being listened to. this is important to us. we also tried hard to connect and empower and i think this is probably what is seen the most and - but it's none less very important. 35 thousand groups and over 200,000 events. this is not just on-line activities. not 200,000 people chatting in some space. 13 million people going to 200,000 events face-to-face. this was not as even as much as a technological revolution as much as it was revolution in campaigns administered made possible by the technology existing that was available. finally, we made action easy. one example is we got a lot of attention for having raised a lot of money over the course of the campaign and there's several different ways people made money. one example to go back to the slide before, people would set a goal for how much money they wanted to raise on behalf of the campaign. they would have people over to their homes and collect money and thermometer there was inch up and people would accomplish goals and help run the campaign as a result. we used e-mail activ
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 6:00am EST
hesitate plan in america. as one of the old members of the senate on both of the committees of healthcare jurisdiction i understand the complexities at work in comprehensive healthcare legislation. and i understand that this bill gets it wrong. instead of taking a step-by-step approach identifying consensus reforms to fix what is broken and leave what works, the majority leader has chosen a different approach. without republican support and without the approval of a growing majority of american people, senator reid has chosen to shake nearly 20% of the at its foundation in attempting to jam through a strictly partisan bill. partisan bill. this bill will do nothing to improve the quality of our care. it will increase our nation's debt and deficit and it will harm our nation's tenuous job market. mr. president, there is no credible study and there will be no serious unbiased economist who will say that this bill will create jobs or strengthen our economy. and that's what the people in the recent election said was the most important thing to take care of. recently in an op-ed in t
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2009 10:00am EST
america who has a toyota or a lexus made between 2004 a2010 h checked to see if you're vehicle is one of the ones affected by one of the oddest recalls of all time. 4 million vehicles approximately recalled because the driver floor mat could cause you to be in an accident and possibly even cause a fatal wreck. it's weird, isn't it? and the remedy, so simple. you pull out the floor mat on the driver's side and you let your carpet get dirty in the car. but most recalls aren't so simple as that. the shocker, though, that is most of the time even when there's a recall involving serious safety stuff, people don't respond, don't take their cars or trucks to the dealer. i want you to take care of it especially if it's steering, break, something like that. there's a website you can learn what's go on with your car, autosafety.org, check it out. i'm clark howard, check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> for more ways to save more, spend less, avoid getting ripped off, don't miss the "clark howard show" noon eastern here on hln. >>> it was a dirty job, but a 33-year-old mystery has been solv
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2009 2:00pm EST
. >>> all across america, flags are flig at half-staff at government facilities in memory of those who died in the rampage. several communities held candle light vigils. it can be easy behind the numbeo we want to share details. michael peerson wanted to study music. sergeant amy krueger was a high school basketball and softball player. she was one of the best people you could ever meet. and specialist jason hunt was recently married and about to he to iraq for the second time. his sister says hunt wanted to serve other people and live for something greater than himself. she was proud of her brother's bravery. >> you can expect someone who goes in the army, goes to iraq, you are hard rned for the worst. but you certainly never expect him to die at his base. >> i want to say that because it didn't happen overseas or in a combat situation doesn't make him any less a hero. my brother was the kind of person to jump in front of a bullet for somebody. i don't know the details but i know my brother and he was very brave in this situation. >>> president obama says people should be patient and
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 2:00am EST
america and we know how we got to where we are. we had a private-sector financial system but by the big banks and wall street that completely disregarded the public trust that they have and nearly destroyed our economy. and it was so bad that one of the most conservative presidents in my lifetime came to congress secretary of treasury, the former chair of one of our major investment banking houses and said that if congress did not approve a 750 billion bailout over the weekend in the economy as we knew it would be destroyed. i am just reciting that because it gives us some perspective of why we find ourselves in the situation that we are in. the private sector financial system put a gun to the end of the american economy. and they pulled the trigger. step one was to stabilize the financial system. i was one of the members of congress who had no desire whatsoever to vote that legislation to take $750 billion of taxpayer dollars and stabilize the financial system it inflicted, self-inflicted wound. but it did its damage. and when the economy went off the cliff about a year ago we star
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2009 10:30am EST
thoroughbred race in north america has been won by a mare. zenyatta is now the favorite to become horse of the year. she won her owner $2.7 million. >>> brittiney griner, the one-handed dunk. officially, she is not seventh woman to dunk in a college game, since this was an exhibition. what a star in the making she is. 6'8" freshman, 25 points, 11 rebounds in that game. look out if you're taking on brittney griner and the baylor bears. that's sports. >>> well, it is just nerve racking enough, anticipating being parents for the very first time. but one minneapolis couple decided to share their experience with thousands of people. now, yesterday morning, they welcomed their six-pound, eight-ounce baby girl here on a social networking site called momslikeme.com. the site tracked new mom, lindsay's, experience from day one, following her around for checkups and all the way through her eight-hour labor and delivery. cute little baby. well, the former teacher looked at the experience as an educational tool and a way to create a lasting memento for her baby girl. congratulations. >>> a world war ii ve
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